Union Transportation Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Union Transportation Trail is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Cream Ridge, New Jersey. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

walking
1 hour ago

Excellent trail that runs through remnants of rural NJ. 167ft. elevation gain stated above is questionable (basically a flat trail.) If you are visiting the area, Walford gristmill (nearby and operational on weekends) is worth a visit and The Moth coffeehouse (former gristmill in Allentown, NJ) is a nice stop for an after walk snack. There have been possible plans stated that would extend the trail to the Working Dog Winery in Hightstown.

12 days ago

Nice trail for biking or walking.

rails trails
3 months ago

Perfect for the family. Well maintained and some beautiful farms. All cinder/gravel. Easy for bikes.

walking
3 months ago

This is very well-maintained trail that is great for all sorts of activities. There's no incline and not much wildlife, so it's not much of a hike if that's what you're looking for, but it's stroller accessible and dog friendly. There's not much tree coverage, so you will be exposed to the sun quite a bit.

5 months ago

Great even walking surface. Hot spots in some areas with minimal plant life, so best to hit the trail early if you are taking your furry four legged friends with you.

backpacking
11 months ago

Excellent good for walking, running, and biking. seemed nice and shady. good to avoid the hot sun. http://www.packersmoversthanecity.in

trail running
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Excellent trail for a fast run. Level, packed crushed gravel. Little foot traffic compared to other parks so no distractions. Great in the winter! Not a lot of shade in the summer though.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nice trail. Some gradual incline/decline. Scenic ride, nice surface. A bit short but they are workin on it. Overall great ride!

road biking
Monday, April 06, 2015

Check out the newly completed section starting on Sharon Station Road near Herbert Rd and extending to Rt 526 near Allentown, The trail is a bit soft as it is not packed down yet but fun to ride on hybrid bike. The trail surface on the old section between Davis Rd and Monmouth Road appears to be newly groomed and is hard packed so it is easier to ride. Very enjoyable and relaxing ride - can't wait until the foliage reappears this spring.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Parked at Jonathon Holmes Rd area. walked south and past 539. nice quiet trail. Saw a huge beaver swimmin in the creek under the bridge. Lots of sweet smelling honeysuckles. Trail is straight and well taken care of - small pebble/rock surface. good for walkin, runnin, and biking. seemed nice and shady. good to avoid the hot sun.

walking
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

"The Union Transportation Trail was once the Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad, a short line right-of-way established in 1864 to provide dairies and farms access to larger railroads at junctions in Pemberton (Burlington County) and Hightstown (Mercer County)."

The section I walked recently was between Davis Station Road and Jonathan Holmes Road. The path is flat and paved with crushed stone. Great for easy walking and running. Horseback riding and biking are also permitted. For those who like an open sky over them while they walk, this is a good choice.

When the northern section of the trail opens, hikers will be able to access the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. I've walked part of this section after coming upon the abandoned railroad bed during some of my walks in the AWMA. The trail will pass over streams and swamps and allow the hiker to view the natural flora and fauna of western Monmouth County. When the trail is finished in the AWMA, I believe the visitor will find this to be the most interesting area of the trail. The AWMA section taken alone will probably be worth a four or five star rating.

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

walking
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 22, 2014